Japan is seeing a growing number of middle aged people cloistering themselves away for longer periods of time. Photo: AFP

Why over 600,000 older Japanese are living in isolation for months

  • The phenomenon even has its own name – hikikomori – defined as someone who does not go to school or work for six months
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Japan is seeing a growing number of middle aged people cloistering themselves away for longer periods of time. Photo: AFP
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